Our special places

  • Stackpole

    Enjoy eight miles of magnificent coastal scenery, and the Bosherston Lakes in their wooded valley...

  • St David's Peninsula

    Explore these ancient landscapes. See the heather and gorse turn purple and gold.

  • Colby Woodland Garden

    Colby offers great family days out in these lovely valley woods. There's a lot to explore.

  • Tudor Merchant's House

    Explore Tenby's oldest house, and see how the Tudor Merchant and his family lived.

Stackpole's amazing wildlife

Otters on the rocks © Jim Bebbington

Otters on the rocks

Explore Stackpole's wildlife. Look for otters in the lakes, listen to the dawn chorus, watch butterflies and dragonflies. Stackpole is a naturalist's paradise with a world of wildlife for you to enjoy.

A blaze of purple and gold

Detail of Western Gorse and Common Heather. © Andrew Tuddenham

Detail of Western Gorse and Common Heather.

Walk the coast path in summer and enjoy the purple and gold of Pembrokeshire's coastal heathland. Heather and western gorse provide the backdrop, while chough and raven wheel overhead.

Wooded byways of the Cleddau River

A wading Egret © Peter Brash

A wading Egret

Discover woodlands running down to the water's edge, salt marshes and mudflats, secret creeks and waterways... Lawrenny, Little Milford and West Williamston are great places for birdwatchers.

Chough - Pembrokeshire's iconic bird

Chough in flight © Annie Haycock

Chough in flight

About 60 pairs of chough nest around the Pembrokeshire coast. Look (and listen) out for this magnificent bird wherever you go on the Pembrokeshire coast, but especially at Stackpole and St David's. It has bright red legs and bill, bouncy flight, and nests in cliff crevices.

Butterflies and dragonflies

Female common darter dragonfly, perched © Marilyn Smyth

Female common darter dragonfly, perched

Stackpole and St David's heathland commons are two great places to look for butterflies and dragonflies. Find the rare silver-studded blue butterfly on Stackpole Warren, or the secretive small red damselfly on Dowrog Common.

Horseshoes in the belfry

Greater Horseshoe bat © Bob Haycock

Greater Horseshoe bat

Stackpole boasts Wales's largest colony of Greater Horseshoe bats. Bats are to be found all over our places and spaces - in old buildings, in trees, in disused mineshafts and in sea caves. Come on an organised bat watch at Stackpole or Colby to discover more.

More to explore

  • Marloes Peninsula

    Lovely Marloes Sands, bird-rich Marloes Mere and the rocky Deer Park - Marloes is wildlife heaven...

  • Solva coast

    Centred on the scenic village of Solva, this superb stretch of coast offers great walking.

  • Abereiddi to Abermawr

    See Abereiddi's famous Blue Lagoon, and walk the spectacular coast all the way to Brunel's Aberma...

  • Strumble Head to Cardigan

    Wild and magnificent - the coast stretches from rugged Strumble Head up to remote Pen y Afr.

Short walks in Pembrokeshire

Hiker near Broadhaven South, Stackpole © Mike May

Looking for a short walk of an hour or so? Try these from Pembrokeshire and elsewhere in West Wales.

Longer walks in Pembrokeshire

Walkers on the coast path near St Davids Head, Pembrokeshire © Leo Mason

Time to spare? Here are some half-day circular walks in Pembrokeshire, plus a few across the border.

What's on

50 Things Challenge

Get stuck into our 50 Things activities 

Get stuck into our 50 Things activities

Challenge yourself with cool outdoor adventures from our list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4. From den building and bug hunts to rockpooling and jumping over waves, Pembrokeshire's got it covered.

Kayaking from Stackpole Quay


Stackpole Quay is an excellent place from which to launch your kayak, canoe or sit-on-top. Explore the cliffs and bays, and experience the unparelleled sense of peace and oneness with your surroundings it offers. Try not to go too close to the breeding seabird colonies in summer. Reward yourself with a visit to the Boathouse Tearoom.

Get outdoors, get active, get wet

Preseli Venture coasteering group, Pembrokeshire © Preseli Venture

Preseli Venture coasteering group, Pembrokeshire

Coasteering is sometimes called 'extreme rockpooling'. Explore some of Pembrokeshire's rocky coastline with an experienced leader, who will take you to the best places and ensure your safety. See the wildlife that lives along the tide line and experience a unique sense of freedom.

Eat, sleep, shop

Where to eat

Dressed crab, a Boathouse Tearoom speciality © Mike May

Try out lots of great places to eat, from our own tea-rooms to interesting eateries close to some of our walks. There are also some lovely places to buy local produce.

Where to sleep

Castell Farm, near Fishguard © ©National Trust Images/Joe Cornish

We've got 20 holiday cottages to choose from, as well as self-catering accommodation and camp sites.

Where to shop

A visitor operates the touch-screen Virtual Tour of Pembrokeshire © Karen Bridges

Start (and finish) your holiday in Pembrokeshire with a visit to our St David's shop. There's also the Colby Woodland Garden shop, and a chance to step back 500 years into the Tudor Merchant's shop in Tenby.